Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Wisdom of Atticus

You know, he warned me.

He said, "Umm, Karen, let's not do a dry run on the Halloween candy this year."

Meaning: "Don't buy the candy too early." (You know, just to make sure that you know the procedure and buy the right kind and are sure to have enough on hand and all that ... not that there's any other reason to buy it early.)

Why would he say such a thing? Something to do with the old adage, "Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it"?

I'm the doomed sort when it comes to Halloween candy. But, I promise, there will not be a second dry run.

I can learn from my mistakes. I just don't always choose to.


Jennifer said...

We do that. It's embarassing! My husband is the bad one though. He eats it all on his own. That's my story.

Suzanne said...

I'm with Jennifer. We're down to two half bags and I didn't have any. My stash is higher quality and elsewhere!!

Liz said...

Ok, Now I know why when I finally get around to buying Halloween candy (on the thirtieth or the thirty-first) there is nothing left but Smarties and Twix bars!. This year I frankly don't care. I plan on buying the candy I don't like anyway. I've already told everyone that I'm NOT buying Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I'm not buying York Peppermint Patties. I will buy Twix, Kit Kats, Smarties, candy corn, Snickers, Milky Ways, Three Musketeers, and any other candy that I really don't like. It's survival tactics. I'm limiting my candy consumption to the occasional piece of Dove Dark. However, please don't do too many practice runs for the sake of those of us who wait until the last minute to buy the actual candy we'll be feeding the kids at the door.

Amy said...

LOL! I wait until after Halloween, when my allergic kids can't eat most of what they are given. They trade for safe treats, and I trade my stomach with a little pooch for a stomach with a big pooch. ;-)